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Stanley Kubrick could have directed "The Lord Of The Rings" starring The Beatles
Kubrick was one of two directors approached by United Artists when the Beatles approached the studio about starring in an adaptation of "Lord Of The Rings" where the Beatles would play Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry. John Boorman came on once Kubrick left, and much of the work that Boorman did ended up being repurposed for his "Excalibur" in the early '80s. Kubrick would have been an interesting choice if only because he was so ruthless with his adaptations. He was not afraid to strip a piece of source material to the bone if it was right for his vision of the film. If they had actually made this version, I'm curious if there would have been a new version made recently, or if it would have remained that singular and strange vision.